$350 – $400

Distribution Transformers Boot Camp

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ABB Power T&D Company

500 West Highway 94

Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Join us to learn more about the application of power distribution transformers for utility transmission and distribution, smart grid, and industrial/commercial applications. This seminar will be technically-oriented to benefit those that desire an in-depth update on key distribution transformers application subjects.

Transformer training is crucial since they are the key link in any power distribution system and likely the least understood. More than 50 million electrical distribution transformers are located on utility poles and cement pads across the United States and Canada. Electrical Transformers serve the crucial function of transforming voltage potential to higher or lower values to meet the appliances and machinery voltage level requirements. Improper use, maintenance, and neglect can cause heavy losses to businesses as well as to the environment. With an understanding of the construction and maintenance of transformers, you will be able to make informed decisions about the performance and operation of this costly piece of equipment. This transformer training course provides a comprehensive overview of electrical transformers found in the industry.

The training is targeted to those involved in the engineering, installation, and maintenance of electrical power systems. The course is a fundamental course covering basic transformers theory, design, various applications, construction, maintenance, and testing. Our instruction will provide the greatest possible exposure to transformer design and maintenance that can be achieved in three days. Anyone who works on or near power generation, transmission, or distribution systems should attend this course.

Who should attend

Utility engineers, Industrial/Commercial facility engineers, OEM’s and EPC’s, Distributors/Reps, Engineering Consultant.


Basic Transformer Theory

  • Introduction to distribution transformers
  • The transformer (What is a transformer?)
  • Common transformer characteristics (i.e. construction regardless of size and application)
  • Transformer formulas and Power triangle
  • Transformer ratings
  • Transformer Taps
  • Transformer losses
  • Transformer terminal designations
  • Polarity
  • Wye, Delta configurations
  • Transformer protection
  • Vectors (line-to-line / phase-to-phase voltage)
  • Single-phase distribution transformers (Pole and Pad-mounted)
  • Three-phase distribution transformers (Pad-mounted & Secondary Unit Substation)

Transformer Types and Their Applications (ANSI/IEEE)

  • Large distribution transformers (LDT)
    • Substation and Unit Substation Transformer (Up to 69 kV)
    • Pad-mounted Transformer (Up to 46 kV)
  • Medium distribution transformers (MDT)
    • Network Transformers (Up to 34.5 kV)
    • Pad-mounted Transformer (Up to 34.5 kV)
  • Small distribution transformers (SDT)
    • Single-phase Pole-mounted Transformer (Up to 36 kV)
    • Single-phase Pad-mounted Transformer (Up to 25 kV)
  • Dry-type distribution transformers
    • Vacuum Cast Resin Dry-type
    • Resibloc® dry-type transformers
    • Vacuum Pressure Impregnated (VPI)
    • Vacuum Pressure Encapsulated (VPE)
  • Other transformer types (special applications)
    • Submersible (vault type)
    • Wind turbine transformer (Liquid-filled step up distribution transformer)


  • Cores, Windings, and Enclosure
  • Cooling methods
  • Tank Construction
  • Insulating Mediums


  • Lifetime
  • Temperature rise and load capacity
  • Parallel operation
  • Frequency

Nameplate Data

  • General information (How to read a transformer nameplate?)
  • Connection diagrams

Transformer Protection And Accessories

  • Types of Accessories and Transformer Protection

Fundamentals Of Maintenance And Testing

  • Testing (apply for each product group)
    • General requirements
    • Routine tests (the type of testing and purpose)
    • Type tests (the type of testing and purpose)
    • Special tests (the type of testing and purpose)
  • Maintenance
    • Inspection during operation
    • Maintenance during operation
    • Inspection and maintenance during downtime

Other Topics

  • Benefits of Dry-type transformers
  • Liquid-filled vs. Dry-type transformers
  • Wind turbine vs. Solar inverter transformers

NOTE: Some topics subject to change based on scheduling event speakers


ABB Power T&D Company
500 W Highway 94
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone:+1 573-634-2111

20 miles to Columbia Region Airport (COU)
120 miles to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)

Hotel Recommendations

DoubleTree Jefferson City (2.03 miles)
422 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Candlewood Suites Jefferson City (5.01 miles)
3514 Amazonas Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (5.21 miles)
3621 W Truman Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Registration Fee

The seminar cost is $400.00 USD for each attendee, payable by credit card at the time of registration.

You may attend all tracks or just the ones you are interested - same registration price applies.

  • ABB will provide a complementary group lunch for each day of the event.
  • ABB will offer a complementary group dinner (RSVP) - Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. One (1) person per seminar attendee. Limited space only. Confirmation is required.
  • A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all attendees completing the seminar.
  • Space is limited so register as soon as possible. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of each attendee.
  • All attendees must register to attend the event, no exceptions. No walk-ins are permitted.

Registration instructions

Boot camp registration - Go to "Registration Information" section at top of this page, then select "Register" and complete the required information to register for the event. This is required for all attendees. The $400 USD registration fee will be billed automatically to your credit card and is non-refundable.

We look forward to seeing you at the boot camp.

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